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Collection Overview

Title: District VI Business and Professional Women's Club Records, 1945-1982

ID: RHC/RC/148

Extent: 0.75 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 04/12/1982

Subjects: Business and Professional Women's Club, District VI Business and Professional Women's Club, Professions, Women, Women, Women--Societies and clubs.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection documents the history of District VI from its formation in 1945 through 1982.  There is a nearly complete run of meeting minutes which include reports from clubs in the area.  Also included are presidents’ council minutes (1973-1980), correspondence (l972-l980), and treasurer’s reports (1946-1981).  Files on club chartering document the formation of the Rochelle and McHenry B.P.W. Clubs.  Other records include club and district reports, club of the year awards, meeting programs, and a presidents’ council manual.Researchers studying B.P.W. clubs and women’s history should see the individual B.P.W. club collections.  For information on other clubs and societies, see the Center Guide or ask a staff member for assistance.

Collection Historical Note

District VI of the Business and Professional Women’s Club formed in November 1945 as District III.  The initial membership included the Belvidere, DeKalb, Harvard, LaSalle, Mendota, Rockford, and Sycamore Clubs.  In 1962 the name changed to District V adding several clubs onto the membership list.  The final change came in 1969 when it became District VI.  Present membership includes the Belvidere, DeKalb, Harvard, McHenry, Rochelle, Rockford, Sycamore, and Woodstock clubs.  

The district club acts as a liaison between the state federation and the clubs in the district. The director or chairman visits each club throughout the year and also holds meetings to discuss state legislation, club activities, and state and national federation business.  District VI is known for initiating the Woman of the Year Award where each district chooses a woman on the basis of her contributions to the community, business, church, and organizations.

Subject/Index Terms

Business and Professional Women's Club
District VI Business and Professional Women's Club
Professions, Women
Women
Women--Societies and clubs.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Joanne Shukis

Acquisition Method: Joanne Shukis, Chairman, donated the District VI Business and Professional Women’s Club Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on April 12, 1982.

Related Materials: Researchers studying B.P.W. clubs and women’s history should see the individual B.P.W. club collections.For information on other clubs and societies, see the Center Guide or ask a staff member for assistance.


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Folder 1: By-Laws, 1945, 1969, 1979
Folder 2: Annual Reports, 1974-1976, 1978
Folder 3-4: Minutes, 1945-1982
Folder 5: Presidents' Council, Minutes, 1973-1980
Folder 6-7: Correspondence, 1972-1980
Folder 8: Club and District Reports, 1977-1979

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